Want to learn a new skill? Need a little extra help with a task?

The Appomattox Regional Library System now offers Book-A-Librarian sessions with our professional and skilled librarians.

Submit your request forĀ a session of up to 30 minutes at any ARLS location, and be scheduled for personalized help with a librarian that is catered to your specific needs!

Applications for Book-A-Librarian sessions can be found by clicking on the link below:

Book A Librarian Form

Please fill in the form as completely as you can and with as much detail as possible; forms can be turned into any library location in the ARLS system, and you will be contacted by a librarian after your request is received. It's that easy!

Some of the tasks we are available to help with include:

  • Setting up a new email account
  • Formatting a resume
  • Printing tax forms
  • Using an e-Reader
  • Using an iPad or other tablet
  • Getting started on social media
  • Book suggestions or reading lists
  • ARLS databases such as Hoopla, Zinio, OverDrive, and Pronunciator
  • Basic computing (Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc)
  • Downloading pictures to a laptop

This is not a complete list of all the tasks we can help with, so if you don't see your need on it, don't hesitate to apply for a session anyway.

Please note, there may be some requests that we are unable to assist with if it falls outside of the scope of the library's mission. For example, we are happy to help format or stylize a resume that has already been written...but cannot help write a resume from scratch. We can help upload a resume to a job search website, but cannot sit with a patron to help search for jobs. Both of these are excellent examples of the kind of work that the Virginia Employment Commission is capable of helping citizens with.